Saturday, September 8, 2007

Black Moons by Jean (aka Whoopie Pies!)




This is based on my Mom's recipe. Whenever we came home and found black moons there, we went out of our minds. They were so good. A little labor intensive, so they weren't made
often.

I wanted to use organic shortening, but since I was not sure how well it works, I went with the old fashioned kind. Next time I will try it. Check out organic shortening here. My mother uses egg whites in the frosting, and the frosting is not cooked. If you don't like that, then there are a million different frosting recipes out there. But I do have to add that you will be missing out, since this frosting is amazing. Think Rocky Balboa, he drank raw eggs to be healthier and stronger.

I used soy flour for some of the flour called for, I would have rather used teff flour, but I didn't have any. Also, in the original time I tried this I used tapioca flour, I am making these today (01/27/08), and I am trying it without; I will let you know how it goes. I added unsweetened shredded coconut in here, you don't taste it, it just adds something like in the chocolate chip cookie recipe...a certain chewin
ess.

Jean's Black Moons

Cookie Part:

1/2 cup shortening
1 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
1 cups milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup brown rice
3/4 cup sweet sorghum
1/2 cup soy (next time teff)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
2 teaspoons xanthum gum

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg yolks, milk, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Sift dry ingredients and add to shortening ingredients. Add the coconut. Mix until combined. Drop by teaspoonful on greased baking sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes, making sure not to burn the bottoms. Cool on counter on wax paper or paper towels.

Filling:

2 egg whites
1 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups confectionery sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix until thick. Take one cake and frost the flat side, find another cake that somewhat matches and place on top. Yummy!! Black Moon time!! YAY!

Cheers!!


3 comments:

Sheri said...

Oh boy. Whoopie pies. Lots of childhood memory recipes floating around lately - I have another one coming myself. Anyway, I loved whoopie pies. This is going in the try pile - thanks!

Natalie said...

Do you grind the coconut? These look awesome and are definitely a trip down memory lane.

Slacker Mom (aka Mrs. GF) said...

Sheri - Can't wait to see what one you have coming up next! :) I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

Natalie - No, I don't grind them, I just throw it in there, and I can't taste it. It is. I have eaten them everyday, a couple of times a day, esp. since I thought I would never eat them again. I have even had them for breakfast.

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